About Lori H Rice

Lori Rice is a fourth-grade teacher at West Elementary in Wamego, Kansas, who has taught K-2 reading as well as kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade for the past 19 years. Her students read books that are held together by tape, and because of budget cuts her school does not have a full-time librarian, art teacher, technology teacher or music teacher. As a result, she says, “our schedules are limited and cannot be arranged for what is best for students.”

Let them Be Children

Today at a meeting we discussed the inhibition of children.  Little children.  Children who have not started school yet.  The rawness of their play and emotions.  Think about watching a young child play or react or do anything.  They give 110% of themselves to the event.  In play that looks like imagination and sounds and [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Child Development, Elementary Classrooms, Opinion|0 Comments

Print Resources: Great Tools for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scholastic News for Grade 4.  All opinions are 100% of this teacher. It is always exciting when you can bring the world into your classroom.  There are a million things out there to use, but as all educators know, some are better than others. [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Elementary Classrooms, Writing|0 Comments

36 Weeks of Tech: Twitter

In this series, #36weeksoftech, I will review tech tools in my classroom.  I will give you my honest opinion and some pros and cons as seen through the eyes of my experience as a teacher.  This is my 21st year of teaching and I teach all subject areas in my fourth-grade classroom.  Using technology is [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|#36WeeksOfTech|0 Comments

36 Weeks of Technology: SeeSaw

In this series, #36weeksoftech, I will review tech tools in my fourth-grade classroom.  I will give you my honest opinion and some pros and cons through the eyes of an experienced teacher.  This is my 21st year in the classroom.  I teach all subject areas.  I have 19 students, an iPad cart I share with [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|#36WeeksOfTech|0 Comments

Educate Yourself and Vote

I am praying for our nation.  We have a circus going on being sensationalized by the media.  While this is happening, in fourth grade, I teach my students about government.  They are exploring a basic understanding of how democracy works. They are learning about the three branches of government.  And we will explore rights and responsibilities of citizens.  These [...]